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In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt in 2019, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

Mehlville looks to next five-year vision for its strategic plan

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 18, 2021

The Mehlville Board of Education will be voting this summer on the next five years of the Mehlville School District’s strategic plan. Superintendent Chris Gaines told the board April 29 that the final...

Aldermen in Sunset Hills reject permit for temporary produce tent

Aldermen in Sunset Hills reject permit for temporary produce tent

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 9, 2021

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously denied a permit last month that would have allowed a fresh produce stand to operate on Lindbergh Boulevard from May through August. Figge’s Produce wanted...

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 8, 2021

Several parents spoke at the Mehlville Board of Education meeting last month against the district’s decision to continue requiring masks for students despite St. Louis County dropping its mask mandate...

Residents and emergency first-responders from across the St. Louis region came out to pay their respects to North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf during his funeral procession from the Cathedral Basilica to Resurrection Cemetery in Affton Monday, July 1. Langsdorf was fatally shot June 23 while responding to a call about a bad check at a Wellston Food Market.

Crestwood Police Department gains accreditation in a four-year process

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

The Crestwood Police Department is now accredited following four years of work toward that goal and a final assessment in March. The Crestwood force earned its accreditation through the Missouri Police...

The Crestwood Fire Department conducts water rescue training at Whitecliff Quarry in May 2019.

Crestwood quarry project moves ahead with a pedestrian bridge

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

Construction on the next phase of the redevelopment of the Whitecliff Park quarry is underway in Crestwood. A new boardwalk, pavilion, fishing plaza, lighting, gravel trail and Americans with Disabilities...

The proposed location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive.

Senior housing approved after a year, multiple hearings due to water issues

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

More senior housing is coming to South County after the St. Louis County Council unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for Adworth Senior Living April 13. Adworth Senior Living has sought approval...

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

O’Donnell, Murphy discuss range of issues in town hall after session end

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 2, 2021

State representatives Michael O’Donnell and Jim Murphy held a joint town hall at Royale Orleans last month to discuss the highlights and lowlights of the 2021 legislative session from their perspectives. O’Donnell,...

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

Crestwood pool opens with few restrictions

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

The Crestwood Aquatic Center kicked off the summer season when it opened last weekend. The Crestwood Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, opened for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29 under COVID-19...

Mehlville graduates first from Early College

Mehlville graduates first from Early College

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

The Mehlville School District will be graduating its first class of students from its Early College academy program, which gives eligible high school students in the district the opportunity to earn college...

Jonathan Williams

New chief enjoying Crestwood

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

Crestwood welcomed a new police chief to its department earlier this year after hiring Jonathan Williams, a former lieutenant with the Webster Groves Police Department. Williams is taking the helm from...

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